BAE Systems Workplace Choir raise thousands for Rosemere Cancer Foundation during its spring concert

BAE Systems Workplace Choir performed at Rosemere's annual Spring Concert, raising 2,813.20
BAE Systems Workplace Choir performed at Rosemere's annual Spring Concert, raising 2,813.20
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Members of Preston’s BAE Systems Workplace Choir hit the high note for Rosemere Cancer Foundation when they helped the charity raise £2,813.20 by joining the bill of its 2018 Spring Concert.

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The choir travelled to Blackburn Cathedral to perform in front of an audience of almost 400 music-lovers, among them civic dignitaries including the Mayor of Blackburn, Coun Colin Rigby OBE, and his mayoress wife, Coun Jean Rigby.

Headlining the annual concert was classical cross-over vocalist Linda Tolchard, a soprano from Heysham, back by popular demand after her successful debut last year. Also on the bill were Blackburn People’s Choir and St Christopher’s CE High School Jazz Band from Accrington. Compere for the evening was regular host John Gilmore, of BBC Radio Lancashire.

Tickets for the concert were free but its audience donated to a retiring collection and also supported a raffle.